Mechanisms of Motivation: 5 C’s for Promoting Creative Productive Giftedness

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Students today expect technology to merge seamlessly into their work and play. They don’t use technology “just because it’s digital” but rather because it is an integral part of their daily life. So, how then do we leverage technology to ensure high levels of engagement and motivation in classrooms for gifted students? What are the mechanisms of motivation that can be applied in advanced learning environments? Join us as we reveal systematic mechanisms and free online resources for engaging today’s digital natives in authentic and transferable learning opportunities.

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Mechanisms of Motivation: 5 C’s for Promoting Creative Productive Giftedness

  1. 1. MECHANISMS OF MOTIVATION bit.ly/cag2014 BRIAN HOUSAND, PhD East Carolina University ! ANGELA HOUSAND, PhD University of North Carolina Wilmington
  2. 2. Housand, B. C. & Housand, A. M. (2012). The role of technology in gifted students’ motivation. Psychology in the Schools, 49(7), 706-715. !
  3. 3. Motivation is Complex • Competence • Autonomy • Control • Goal Pursuit • Persistence • Challenge • Interest
  4. 4. THEORY TECH
  5. 5. CONTROL
  6. 6. Autonomy The freedom to choose…
  7. 7. Autonomy The more autonomous a person believes their behavior to be the greater the personal satisfaction and enjoyment from engaging in that behavior.
  8. 8. CHOICE
  9. 9. CHOICE
  10. 10. THE ILLUSION OF CHOICE
  11. 11. MENUS
  12. 12. CHOICE
  13. 13. CHOICE
  14. 14. CHOICE
  15. 15. CHOICE
  16. 16. CHOICE
  17. 17. High achieving students demonstrated greater autonomy and competence than low achieving students in computer-based learning tasks. ! (Otta & Tavella, 2010)
  18. 18. e nc pe te /C om yw no m Au to (Otta & Tavella, 2010)
  19. 19. Int rin s ic M va pe te tio n /C om oti yw no m Au to (Otta & Tavella, 2010) nc e
  20. 20. (Otta & Tavella, 2010) oti va rT oo yo ic M Ea s Int rin s To o tio n Ha rd
  21. 21. Autonomously-Motivated Students
 vs.
 Control-Motivated Students • • • • • • Preference for optimal challenge Enjoy optimal challenge Stronger perceptions of control Greater creativity More positive emotionality Higher self-worth (Reeve, 2002)
  22. 22. Educational Benefits of Autonomy-Supportive Teachers • • • • • Greater conceptual understanding Greater flexibility in thinking More information processing Greater creativity Higher perceived competence (Reeve, 2002)
  23. 23. FUTURE SHOCK The shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time. - Alvin Toffler
  24. 24. POWER SEARCHING http://www.powersearchingwithgoogle.com/
  25. 25. agoogleaday.com
  26. 26. CHALLENGE
  27. 27.  Ch w Flo a l ne n Apathy
  28. 28. Mihaly   Csikszentmihalyi
  29. 29. Ascending Intellectual Demand
  30. 30. cty.jhu.edu/ctyonline
  31. 31. ctd.northwestern.edu/gll
  32. 32. ohs.stanford.edu
  33. 33. connectionsacademy.com
  34. 34. egifted.org
  35. 35. ocw.mit.edu
  36. 36. ocwconsortium.org
  37. 37. coursera.org
  38. 38. iTunes U
  39. 39. code.org/learn
  40. 40. ACCREDITATION? CREDIT?
  41. 41. CURIOSITY
  42. 42. Episodic Curiosity
  43. 43. Episodic Curiosity
  44. 44. Episodic Curiosity
  45. 45. Episodic Curiosity
  46. 46.
  47. 47. COOPERATION
  48. 48. RELATEDNESS... Feeling connected to others and having a sense of belonging to a community.
  49. 49. Int rin s va ic M oti Feeling connected to others and having a sense of belonging to a community. tio n RELATEDNESS...
  50. 50. 76
  51. 51. MANIFESTO: A Guide for Developing a Creative Career 1. Don't be afraid to fall in love with something and pursue it with intensity.   2. Know, understand, take pride in, practice, develop, exploit and enjoy your greatest strengths.   3. Learn to free yourself from the expectations of others and to walk away from the games they impose on you.              Free yourself to play your own game.   4. FIND A GREAT TEACHER OR MENTOR WHO WILL HELP YOU.   5. Don't waste energy trying to be well rounded.   6. Do what you love and can do well.   7. Learn the skills of interdependence. (Torrance, 2002)
  52. 52. mentoring.org
  53. 53. imentoring.org
  54. 54. telementor.org
  55. 55. PLN
  56. 56. COMPETITION
  57. 57. studentcompetitions.com
  58. 58. diy.org
  59. 59. “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but at least we can prepare our children for the future.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt
  60. 60. MECHANISMS OF MOTIVATION bit.ly/cag2014 BRIAN HOUSAND, PhD East Carolina University " ANGELA HOUSAND, PhD University of North Carolina Wilmington
  61. 61. Motivation is Complex

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